The delay in DU results has left Delhi University grads edged out. Delhi University students seem to be quite restless and upset over continuing delay in announcement of results for undergraduate examinations of first and second-year batches. The BJP-aligned ABVP also staged a protest outside the Arts Faculty in North Campus against the university administration on the issue. A delegation submitted a memorandum to the varsity’s dean of students’ welfare, demanding the immediate declaration of the undergraduate results for the first and second-year batches.
Teachers’ refusal to check answer sheets in Delhi University brought uncertainty to students, especially those who graduated this year. With teachers having boycotted the evaluation duty over redefined service conditions, the results of all DU students were sure to get delayed. The boycott started on May 24, a few days after the evaluation had started. The teachers are protesting against UGC’s notification that will, teachers say, bring down the number of teaching positions by 50% with ‘unreasonable’ terms of promotion. The new notification also increases the workload for assistant professors from 16 hours per week to 22 hours per week (including tutorials). The work hours of associate professors will go up from 14 to 20 hours. This means that the number of teachers required per subject will be lowered.
The biggest worry on students’ minds was regarding the declaration of results. Students, who graduate this year, have to apply to universities and colleges for post graduation. Most of these institutions want students to submit their mark sheets and a provisional degree latest by August.
The views of the students are as such: It’s over a month and our results have not been declared even after the new session has started. We are still waiting for our results to get declared. Why do we have to suffer because of whatever happened in the past or still happening? I understand even teachers want their demands to be heard, but the administration should think about the students too.